#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #authorspotlight – Annabella Michaels

Annabella Michaels

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is Annabella Michaels and I’ve been writing contemporary gay romance for over seven years. I live in a small town near Cincinnati, Ohio with my amazing husband. We have two grown children who are the loves of our lives and our first grandbaby on the way!

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

For me, it’s the books that follow. The first book, I have the freedom to do whatever I want and make any changes that suit my tastes, but after that, I’m locked into certain things.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I try to add in new characters and different locations within the series, so each book feels like a brand new adventure while also sprinkling in scenes with familiar characters so my readers can “check in” with characters they loved from previous books.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Try and find other authors who you can sprint with and bounce ideas off of. Having someone to talk to–even just for a few minutes in between sprints–can really keep you from feeling so isolated as you work.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

On a good day, 5-6 hours. Busier days, I may only get 30 min.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Maddie from my Hamilton’s Heroes series was fun to write. He was a ray of sunshine.

What is your definition of success?

Being able to do what I love while making enough money to provide for my family. Anything else is just gravy.

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